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10 Books Inspired by Television’s New Fall Season

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Next week, fall premieres begin! All our favorite shows will return for yet another season of laughs, drama, unexpected cliffhangers and celebrity guest appearances. We are so excited that most of the shows we love are returning. Some of our favorite new shows from last year return for their sophomore seasons, and some we have loved for years will have their final run. Inspired by the relationships, drama, humor, and plot twists, here we’ve put together a list of ten books that remind us of our five favorite returning TV shows. This Is Us (NBC) The Emmy-nominated show has become one of our favorites – and it’s easy to see why. This drama focused on the Pearson family has drawn…

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Horrifying Reads to Get You Ready for American Horror Story Season 6

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It’s no secret around the office that I’m a huge fan of FX’s American Horror Story (AHS). I even had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking around the set of “Coven: Season 3”, meeting the writers and watching the actors film for six hours. Anyways, enough about me. As we all know, fall means Halloween time fun, which correlates to loving everything that is scary, especially a new season of AHS. From a depressing group of ghosts to an insane clown and most recently a group of hungry vampire children, writer Ryan Murphy is certainly not afraid to push the boundaries of television. But this year the AHS marketing team seems to be taking a different route. First of all, season 6 is starting a month earlier…

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Murder, He Wrote: The Night Of-Inspired Summer Reading

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Based solely on the first episode, the new HBO limited series, The Night Of, seems to be equal parts True Detective and NPR’s Serial in the best ways possible. The story follows a young man, Nasir Khan (who goes by Naz) who gets swept into a horrible crime after a night of misguided frivolity with a mysterious, beautiful woman. Naz, a college student, picks her up in his father’s cab on his way to the popular kids’ college party, and has a dreamlike night of sex, drugs and odd drunken knife games before waking up to a nightmare: the woman’s body has been stabbed to death in bed next to him. Naz, who clearly doesn’t watch a lot of Law & Order, flees…

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Binge on These Frightening Tales from Around the Campfire

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To me, summer means beach days, barbeques and long nights spent hanging around a campfire. And aside from s’mores, any lover of camping knows that the best part is telling late-night ghost stories around the bonfire. Bonus points if you can scare even the toughest camper with tales of hitchhikers and newly murdered brides. Full disclosure: I’m a horror wimp. The first mention of ghosts and blood has me running for the safety of my sleeping bag. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the thrill of being scared, that deep hollow feeling in your stomach that just maybe these creepy stories are real. While I haven’t quite mustered the nerve to read many horror novels, lately I have been…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — American Horror Story edition

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I will readily admit that when I started watching American Horror Story I did not know what to expect. Suffice it to say that I was not expecting a series whose premise changes completely from one season to the next. (Shall we discuss my confusion when Season Two had nothing to do with Season One aside from certain members of the cast?)  Underneath the twists and turns are themes as old as time itself – infidelity (Season One – Murder House), sanity (Season Two – Asylum) and oppression (Season Three – Coven). For 13 glorious episodes, I faithfully wore black on Wednesdays. To say that American Horror Story: Coven was the best season to date is not hyperbole. New Orleans,…

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